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Indigenous Science Experience – Family Fun Day

This annual, free, community open event is a celebration of Indigenous and Western science and highlights the relevance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to our everyday lives. This event will include a wide range of hands-on, interactive science activities accessible to all ages.

When: Sunday, August 20 2017. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Redfern Community Centre
29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern, NSW, 2016
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Facebook

This free, community open event is a celebration of Indigenous and Western science and highlights the relevance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to our everyday lives.

This event will include a wide range of hands-on, interactive science activities accessible to all ages and presented by Indigenous scientists, Elders and youth as well as science academics/researchers, community groups, government departments and science outreach providers.

Activities will include: Yarning with Elders on bush foods and medicines, Indigenous astronomy, the science of ochre, 3D printing workshops, maths puzzles, neural knitting, making traditional Aboriginal tools, robotics, physics activities, and much more!

The day will feature secondary student leaders from regional areas (northern NSW and Riverina) who are taking part in the National Indigenous Science Education Program. They will be available to demonstrate a range of science activities to you.

The event will begin with a smoking ceremony and official welcome ceremony (10 am). There will also be the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts, crafts and food from stalls, with lunch options being provided.

Come along to get hands-on with a diverse array of interactive, engaging science activities. Everyone is welcome at this free event!

This event is organised by the National Indigenous Science Education Program, Macquarie University, and hosted by Redfern Community Centre. It would not be possible without the support of Inspiring Australia and the City of Sydney.

Bookings are not required.

Check out the video of last year’s event.

And for more information: www.nisep.org.au

Contact details:

Joanne Jamie
National Indigenous Education Program, Macquarie University
Email: joanne.jamie@mq.edu.au
Phone: 02 9850 8283

See more at:www.nisep.org.au

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